Leader of Islamic Ummah and Oppressed People Imam Seyyed Ali Khamenei says the Iranian nation’s voice is echoed in the countries of the Muslim world, pointing to the Tunisia revolution and Egypt uprising.
“Today, developments in North Africa, [including] Egypt, Tunisia and some other countries have a special meaning for the Iranian nation,” the Leader stated.
“This is what was always referred to as the Islamic awakening created by the victory of the great revolution of the Iranian nation,” Imam Khamenei said in his comments during the Friday prayer sermons in Tehran.
Imam Khamenei noted that Tunisia’s former President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali was dependent on the US and even the CIA.
The Leader also pointed to the Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak as a “lackey of the Zionist Regime.”
Imam Khamenei said the Islamic Revolution in Iran disrupted the plots by Western countries trying to establish weak and vulnerable regimes in the Middle East.
The Leader said Iran’s enemies have been launching a psychological war against it for the past 32 years, pointing to the 2009 post-election events in Iran as the enemies’ latest scenario to damage the Islamic Revolution.
Imam Khamenei said their plots however will have no effect on the Iranian nation.